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Clarineat: The Clarinet Podcast

Join host Sean Perrin as he discusses “all that’s new and neat with clarinet, with the neatest people in the industry” on the world’s most popular clarinet podcast. Past guests include distinguished artists such as Martin Fröst, Michael Lowenstern, and Lori Freedman, and product manufacturers such as Legere Reeds, Backun Musical Services, and Royal Musical Instruments. Check out the website at www.clarineat.com and be sure to subscribe to our email newsletter for a chance to win giveaways.
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Jun 28, 2016
Today on the podcast I speak with Pianist, techie, author, teacher and entrepreneur Hugh Sung, who has been described as a modern day “renaissance man”. As a pianist, Hugh served on the faculty of The Curtis Institute of Music for 19 years and has recorded over a dozen albums and collaborated with some of the world’s leading musicians and orchestras. As a techie, he pioneered the use of digital sheet music and co-founded AirTurn, a company that makes wireless pedals for turning iPad and computer pages hands free. Hugh leverages his love of technology to teach hundreds of students around the world through his Online Popular Piano School at ArtistWorks, and is also the host of a popular weekly podcast, “A Musical Life”, a show where he shares stories about making music and the things that move our souls. Through his online Mastermind group at “A Musical Life Mastermind”, Hugh empowers musicians to gain entrepreneurial skills to help them achieve their musical and financial dreams. In his free time, Hugh loves to cook and is currently obsessed with the joy of making Indian flatbreads. We discuss Hugh’s successful podcast and mastermind, his recent interview with none other than the famous cellist Yo-yo ma, being a digital paperless musician, the AirTurn, online teaching, and working as, and with, collaborative pianists. The giveaway for today’s episode of the podcast is a lifetime subscription to the “A Musical Life Mastermind” with Hugh sung which is just an amazing opportunity. If you’d like to be eligible to win this and other exciting giveaways mentioned on the podcast, please be sure to subscribe to our email newsletter at clarineat dot com. Today’s Clarineat Coda, which is the new listener mail portion at the end of the episode features a question from Sue Ryall, and some Baroque arrangements composed by Thomas Bassett. Links Hugh Sung, Pianist A Musical Life Podcast A Musical Life Mastermind Artist Works Teacher Website Air Turn: The Page Turning Pedal for iPad "From Paper to Pixels" - Hugh Sung's Book Discussion Topics A Musical Life Podcast Choosing podcast guests Interviewing Yo-Yo Ma Blogging as a precursor to podcasting Who is your dream podcast guest? Being a paperless musician Inventing the Air Turn page turning pedal The "A Musical Life" Mastermind Working with collaborative pianists Learn to "see" with your ears What are your favorite pieces in the Clarinet repertoire? Pet peeves of being a collaborative pianist How do you feel about the "A" word (accompanist)? Teaching at an online piano School Mentioned: Yo-Yo Ma Silk Road Ensemble Air Turn Page Turinng Pedal Artist Works: Hugh Sung, Piano
Jun 24, 2016
Bambú is a company based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They devote themselves exclusively to the development and manufacturing of accessories for wind instruments. At the moment, their catalogue includes Hand-woven Ligatures for Saxophones and Clarinets, Microfibre Cleaning Kits and Swabs, Leather Neck Straps for Saxophones and Clarinets, Handmade Wooden Reed Cases, and Cork Grease.
Jun 15, 2016
This week I speak with Evan Ziporyn, composer and clarinetist, who makes music at the crossroads between genres and cultures, east and west. As a clarinetist he performs as a soloist and as a member of the Eviyan Trio (with Iva Bittova and Gyan Riley); he also works regularly with Yo-yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, and the Steve Reich Ensemble, with whom he shared a Grammy for Music for 18 Musicians. He is founder and director of Gamelan Galak Tika. His opera A House in Bali was featured at BAM Next Wave in 2010. From 1992-2012 he was a founding member of the Bang on a Can All-stars, finishing his tenure with the group with an appearance on an episode of PBS’ Arthur. His compositions have been commissioned and performed by Kronos Quartet, Wu Man, the American Composers Orchestra, Steven Schick, So Percussion, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. He has collaborated with – among others - Brian Eno, Paul Simon, Ornette Coleman, Thurston Moore, Meredith Monk, Bryce Dessner, Philip Glass, Terry Riley, Louis Andriessen, Shara Worden, Cecil Taylor, Henry Threadgill, Matthew Shipp, and Ethel. His most recent project is the hour-long In My Mind & In My Car (w/Christine Southworth), for bass clarinet, electronics and video, His recording of Don Byron’s Clarinet Concerto, which he commissioned, was named one of Downbeat Magazine’s 2015 Albums of the Year. At MIT he is head of Music & Theater Arts and director of the Center for Art, Science & Technology. We discuss Evan's life, influences, career accomplishments and go deep into the recording session for the definitive version of Steve Reich's "New York Counterpoint" in 1996. This is a must listen episode for any new music fans. Links: Website: www.ziporyn.com Social Media: Twitter: @evanziporyn Facebook: EvanZiporynMusic Purchase Music: BandCamp: evanziporyn.bandcamp.com BandCamp: eviyan.bandcamp.com BandCamp: gamelangalaktika.bandcamp.com iTunes: iTunes Artist Page Discussion Topics: Calgary's year round snow Balinese Music Gamelan Fate and Spirituality Realizing the intent of the composer Don't mistake a bad performance for a bad piece What draws you to minimalist music? Bang on a Can All Stars Terry Riley - "In C" Steve Reich - Music For 18 Musicians Steve Reich - New York Counterpoint Recording New York Counterpoint Evan's First CD "This Is Not a Clarinet" The album as an art in itself Extended techniques (multiphonics, singing and playing) Lightning round questions David Bowie Tribute Concert People Mentioned: Josef Schwantner John Lennon Steve Reich Terry Riley Philip Glass La Monte Young John Cage Lightning Round Questions and Answers: If I were to walk over to your music stand right now, what would I find? An iPad (but it depends on which music stand!) What is your all-time piece of music? Rameau - Les Trois Mains and David Byrne - Marching Through The Wilderness If you could meet any musician throughout history would it be? Pythagoras What's your favorite book and why? Blindness by Jose Saramago and Go, Dog Go Is there anything else you'd like to share? Working on a new piece called "In My Mind and In My Car"
Jun 2, 2016
In this episode of the Clarineat Podcast host Sean Perrin speaks with the legendary Harry Sparnaay, who has had an incredible career pioneering the bass clarinet as a recognized solo instrument. Harry has performed all around the world, has recorded will over 60 CDs, and has had over 650 works composed for him by composers including Isang Yung, Mortan Feldman, Iannis Xenakis, Brian Furneyhough and many others. Harry is also an incredible passionate educator, and many of the world's greatest bass clarinetists, including the wonderful Lori Freedman who was featured in Episode 5 of the podcast, studied with him. Harry talks about his life and career, working with composers, following your dreams and much more. He is also reaching out to the Clarineat community to please provide him with recordings they may have of his live performances over the years. After retiring at 70 from playing, he would love to reflect on his career and listen to as many pieces as possible. If you have or know of a place where these recordings may be, please email him directly at harry.bcl@periferiamusic.com. He sends his thanks in advance and looks forward very much to hearing from you! Links: Website: HarrySparnaay.info Email address: harry.bcl@periferiamusic.com Discussion Topics: New Harry Sparnaay Documentary A love of public speaking Accomplishing new pieces and challenges Sharing music with others The Bass clarinet as a solo instrument Why you should play contemporary music on bass clarinet Loving resistance instead of fighting it Following your true passion The versatility of the bass clarinet Harry's first taste of music The importance of loving music Working with composers What makes a masterpiece? Collecting Harry's Past recordings Morton Feldman - For Bass Clarinet and Percussion Trying to collect Harry's past live recordings Extended techniques Playing a garden hose (seriously!) Sound comes from the player, not the gear. Lightning round questions Mentioned: Brian Furneyhough Iannis Xenakis Isang Yung Morton Feldman Iannis Xenakis Le Corbusier
May 28, 2016
In this episode of the Clarineat Podcast host Sean Perrin speaks with Ed Joffe about his nearly 40 year career as a versatile Broadway musician. Ed has been a vital part of the New York music scene for over 40 years. He has performed in every type of musical situation imaginable, ranging from Broadway shows such as “Fosse” and “Victor Victoria”; Chamber ensembles such as the Philip Glass and Steve Reich Ensembles; and orchestral performances with The New York Philharmonic and New York City Ballet Orchestras. Ed has offered numerous clinics on woodwinds and jazz at music education conferences and universities, is a graduate of the Julliard School and the first person to receive his doctorate in multiple woodwind performance from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Dr. Joffe has worked and studied with some of the most respected woodwind artists of our time including Joe Allard, Eddie Daniels, and Ron Reuben. Ed was a professor of music at New Jersey City University for 24 years, where he was Coordinator of Jazz & Woodwinds Studies. Under his guidance, the multiple woodwind and jazz studies programs were hailed as among the best in the country. Discussion Topics: The status of Broadway musicians throughout history How to work on Broadway Why are Broadway auditions illegal? Staying engaged during long show runs Taking a mental health day Selecting equipment for different situations Being a musical "Chameleon" What's in Ed's clarinet case? Reed maintenance and care tips How much time is spent with your reeds? Joffe Woodwinds Interview Series on YouTube Also Mentioned: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Fiddler on the Roof Buffet R13 Behn Mouthpieces West Side Story Silverstein Ligatures Vandoren V21 Reeds Lightning Round Questions: What is on your music stand right now? West Side Story, Cavalini Caprices, The Modern Flutist, and much more more! What is your all-time favorite piece of music or album? Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances If you could meet any composer or musician throughout history who would it be? Charlie Parker Do you have a book you'd like to recommend to the Clarineat Audience? The Clarinet Revealed:An Essay on the Clarinet(English Edition 1996) What is an instrument that you'd love to play but you never learned? Piano
May 22, 2016
In this episode of the Clarineat Podcast host Sean Perrin continues the conversation with Ed Joffe about woodwind doubling for clarinetists and his brand new album “Contrasts.” Ed has been a vital part of the New York music scene for over 40 years. He has performed in every type of musical situation imaginable, ranging from broadway shows such as “Fosse” and “Victor Victoria”; Chamber ensembles such as the Philip Glass and Steve Reich Ensembles; and orchestral performances with The New York Philharmonic and New York City Ballet Orchestras. Ed has offered numerous clinics on woodwinds and jazz at music education conferences and universities, is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the first person to receive his doctorate in multiple woodwind performance from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Dr. Joffe has worked and studied with some of the most respected woodwind artists of our time including Joe Allard, Eddie Daniels, and Ron Reuben. Ed was a professor of music at New Jersey City University for 24 years, where he was Coordinator of Jazz & Woodwinds Studies. Under his guidance, the multiple woodwind and jazz studies programs were hailed as among the best in the country. Discussion Topics: Early history of doubling in Bach, Haydn, and Mozart's time How Bach may have become a wind doubler Why does the oboe tune the orchestra? Difficulty of playing clarinet How playing clarinet will give you a leg up as a doubler Clarinet as the pop instrument of the early 20th century Disadvantage of playing double lip as a doubler Tips for clarinetists interested in doubling How many instruments does a doubler need? How to afford instruments by investing in your art Importance of incremental instrument maintenance Developing a good relationship with repair people Don't let others affect your love of music Spreading artistry over many instruments and styles of music and instruments Finding your niche Why did Charlie Parker bring a clarinet with him on tour? The brilliance and artistry of movie music Mentioned: Mozart Bach Aldolphe Sax Frank Wess Martin Fröst Phil Woods Joe Allard Glenn Gould John Coltrane Charlie Parker James Bond Inception
May 17, 2016
In this episode of the Clarineat Podcast host Sean Perrin speaks with Ed Joffe about woodwind doubling for clarinetists and his brand new album "Contrasts." Ed has been a vital part of the New York music scene for over 40 years. He has performed in every type of musical situation imaginable, ranging from broadway shows such as "Fosse" and "Victor Victoria"; Chamber ensembles such as the Philip Glass and Steve Reich Ensembles; and orchestral performances with The New York Philharmonic and New York City Ballet Orchestras. Ed has offered numerous clinics on woodwinds and jazz at music education conferences and universities, is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the first person to receive his doctorate in multiple woodwind performance from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Dr. Joffe has worked and studied with some of the most respected woodwind artists of our time including Joe Allard, Eddie Daniels, and Ron Reuben. Ed was a professor of music at New Jersey City University for 24 years, where he was Coordinator of Jazz & Woodwinds Studies. Under his guidance, the multiple woodwind and jazz studies programs were hailed as among the best in the country. Discussion Topics: Woodwind doubling Studying with Eddie Daniels and Joe Allard Studio music jobs Love of music throughout life Challenges of doubling On-the-job learning Being a musical "chameleon" Ed's new album "Contrasts" "Writing" about your life through recording The album as a narrative experience Achieving personal goals Doing what you love Also Mentioned: Al Muirhead Stanley Drucker Bill Clinton
May 12, 2016
In this episode of the Clarineat Podcast, host Sean Perrin discusses the history of the Reform Boehm System with guest Sue Ryall. Sue has applied to do her doctorate on the reform Boehm clarinet, and maintains that it represents the most significant developments in clarinet technology since Müller invented the rings and the thumb rest.
Apr 29, 2016
In this episode of the Clarineat Podcast host Sean Perrin speaks with Tim Elvy from Legere Reeds. They discuss the history and development of synthetic reeds, some differences and benefits between traditional reeds and synthetic products, and, of course, go over the Legere product line including the difference between the new Signature Reeds and the new European Signature model.
Apr 27, 2016
In this episode of the Clarineat podcast, host Sean Perrin discusses hearing protection, safe listening with headphones, hearing protection for musicians, and Etymotic's amazing line of headphone and hearing protection devices.
Apr 22, 2016
In this episode of the Clarineat Podcast, host Sean Perrin speaks with Peter Stoll and Derek Chiu of the Royal Conservatory of Music about the completely redesigned Clarinet Syllabus. Topics covered include the exam requirements, conversation about the value of structured music education, and how to get a great mark on your exam!
Apr 13, 2016
In this episode of the Clarineat.com podcast host Sean Perrin speaks with master repairman Peter Spriggs. This episode took place on location at the Clarinet Center in the beautiful Penticton BC.
Mar 30, 2016
In this episode of the Clarineat.com podcast, host Sean Perrin speaks with guest Raissa Fahlman who shares her experience with switching to the reform Boehm clarinet.
Mar 16, 2016
In this episode of the Clarineat.com podcast, host Sean Perrin speaks with guest Garrett Hope who is the host of the Composer on Fire Podcast. They discuss the business of music, working with living composers, goal setting, and much more.
Mar 8, 2016
In this episode of the Clarineat.com podcast, host Sean Perrin speaks with Swedish clarinet superstar Martin Fröst about his latest CD "Roots". There were many listener questions were submitted for this episode, and I'd like to thank all who took the time to submit questions. I'm pleased to say that Martin has agreed to return to the podcast in the future to continue the conversation.
Feb 27, 2016
In this episode of the Clarineat.com podcast, host Sean Perrin speaks with the emerging artist and composer Eric Salazar about composition, improvisation, his new album, the business of music, and his involvement with Classical Music Indy and the International Clarinet Association's new project called "BuzzReed."
Feb 13, 2016
Host Sean Perrin chats with David Blumberg, who has diverse musical experience as a performer, instructor, clinician, and music producer. He’s also an artist for Backun Musical Services and D’addario woodwinds. They discuss some of his career highlights including working on the John Williams clarinet concerto recordings, his “mytempo” music software, his involvement with the now defunct MP3.com startup in the late 1990s, his Skype teaching career and much more.
Feb 13, 2016
In this episode of the Clarineat podcast, host Sean Perrin talks with Kathryn Ladano, who is an instructor of bass clarinet at the University of Waterloo, and teaches improvisation at Sir Wilfred Laurier University. They delve into her work as an improviser, discuss her latest records, and discuss her passion for having the bass clarinet recognized as a solo instrument. This episode's giveaway is a signed copy of each of her CDs: "Open" and "...Listen."
Feb 1, 2016
Host Sean Perrin talks with special guest Lori Freedman. They discuss her upcoming Virtuosity of Excess tour (which heads to Toronto, Brooklyn, Calgary, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Edmonton, Montreal and Brandon), the aesthetics of music, improvisation, composing, performing, music teaching and education, and more. Win a copy of her latest CD "Bridge" and a tour T-shirt by following Clarineat on social media!
Jan 25, 2016
In this episode of the Clarineat Podcast, host Sean Perrin talks with the owner of Landwell Reed Knives Daryl Caswell about music, design, and, of course, his amazing knives. Daryl is also the principal horn player of the Red Deer Symphony, a senior engineering instructor at The University of Calgary, and owns a repair business.
Jan 18, 2016
On the third episode of the clarineat.com podcast, host Sean Perrin interviews Tom Puwalski of the US Army Field Band.
Jan 11, 2016

Critically-acclaimed clarinetist Michael Norsworthy discusses his musical upbringing, career, recording his latest album, and some fascinating stories about studying with Kalmen Opperman. 

Show notes available at www.clarineat.com

Jan 4, 2016

Is 3D printing the future of clarinet manufacturing? Did you know you can print metal and wood? Learn about this and more as host Sean Perrin chats with Ryan Pereira of 3D Clarinet Innovations.

Complete show notes available at www.clarineat.com

Dec 21, 2015

The introductory episode to the Clarineat.com podcast. Learn about upcoming reviews and planned product giveaways, as well as how to be eligible to win. Thanks for listening!

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